No Hiding Place for Corrupt Officials in 2013 – ICPC

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ICPCThe Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) boss, Mr Ekpo Nta, has warned the corrupt in Nigeria that it would no longer be business as usual from 2013.

Nta was speaking during a press interview at the ICPC headquarters in Abuja where he warned that as from now he would go after “the contractor, who abandons projects on site after collecting mobiliisation fees, the university teacher, who extorts and harasses students, the public servant, who breaches fiscal and budgetary rules as well as persons living in apartments or owning property worth more than their legitimate means.”

He said under his administration, the commission would no longer wait for petitions from the public before moving against abuse of office by public officials. He noted that impunity to law and order and non compliance to rules and regulations were the major contributing factors to widespread corruption in the country.

Mr Nta further said that he was of a firm belief that prevention of corruption rather than prosecution “brings better and cheaper results” saying “ it is very expensive to prosecute a single corruption.”

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